The Parent-Child Home Program. New York State Programs Now I Know My ABCs: The Significance of a Strong Beginning Language-Rich Home Environments & Parents as Children’s First and Most Important Teachers www.parent-child.org. Ready for School?.
New York State Programs
Now I Know My ABCs:
The Significance of a Strong Beginning
Language-Rich Home Environments
Parents as Children’s First and Most Important Teachers
3 to 5 year-old children living in poverty are much less likely than non-poor children to be able to:
These children are also more likely to be referred to special education when they get to school.
Source: Chandler, Kathryn, C. Nord, B. Liu, and J. Lennon. Statistics in Brief: Home Literacy Activities & Signs of Children's Emerging Literacy, 1993 and 1999, Table 2. National Center for Education Statistics. November 1999. Based on National Household Education Survey, 1993 and 1999 analysis.
We are reaching families who are isolated, low literacy, not accessing center-based programming, & may themselves have had negative education experiences. Home visiting:
An evaluation by the Center for Educational and Program Evaluation (CEPE) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania of two Parent-Child Home Program sites indicates that positive parenting behaviors increased dramatically on all indicators assessed.
Working with parents before their children enter school is possible to bridge the achievement gap for at-risk children. We can provide parents with the tools to create language and literacy-rich home environments, and help them put into place the three key aspects of later school success:
The Parent-Child Home Program Children are Ready for SchoolOUTCOMES
The Parent-Child Home Program Children are Ready for SchoolLONG-TERM OUTCOMES
High School Graduation Rates
Children who completed The Parent-
Child Home Program graduated from
high school at substantially higher
rates than similarly-situated children
who were not in the Program and at
rates equal to those of middle-class
Levenstein, P., Levenstein S., Shiminski, J.A., & Stolzberg, J.E. (1998) Long-term Impact of a Verbal Interaction Program for An Exploratory Study of High School Outcomes in a Replication of the Mother-Child Home Program. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 19 (2): 267-285
The Parent-Child Home Program Children are Ready for SchoolPartnering with other home visiting, early childhood, & literacy programs to provide comprehensive services to families
The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
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Garden City, NY 11530